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Books by F. M. Alexander

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F. Matthias Alexander wrote four books and a number of short articles, notes and pamphlets. His writing is not always easy for the modern reader, particularly if he or she has not had much experience with the Alexander Technique. At some point, however, the serious student will probably want to become familiar with Alexander's own words. The Alexander Technilque: The Essential Writings of F. Matthias Alexander, The Use of the Self and The Autohorized Summaries of F. Matthias Alexander's Four Books (see below) are all good places to start.

The Essential Writings of F. Matthias Alexander

The Alexander Technique:
The Essential Writings of F. Matthias Alexander

edited by Edward Maisel
Paperback/Published 1989
A skillfully-edited collection compiled from Alexander's books with an excellent introduction to Alexander and his ideas by Maisel.
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The Use of the Self

The Use of the Self
by F. Matthias Alexander
Paperback/Published 2001
First Published 1932
Alexander's third, and most readable book. Details the discovery process he went through. Must reading for the serious student of the Alexander Technique.
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Articles and Lectures

Articles and Lectures
by F. M. Alexander, edited by Jean Fischer
Hardcover/Published 1995
This book contains virtually everything written by Alexander (apart from his 4 books), including a short autobiography. A wealth of information for anyone interested in the development of his ideas and of the Alexander Technique.
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The Authorised Summaries of F. M. Alexander's Four Books

The Authorised Summaries of F. M. Alexander's Four Books
by Ron Brown
Paperback/Published 1992
This is a good place to start if you want to read Alexander's words in a skillfully edited - and far more readable - form.
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Man's Supreme Inheritance

Mans Supreme Inheritance:
Conscious Guidance And Control In Relation To Human Evolution In Civilization

by F. Matthias Alexander
Hardcover and Paperback
First Published 1918
Alexander's first book in which he sets out many of his basic ideas. Must reading for the serious student of the Alexander Technique.
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Read a Review of this book from 1918
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Original Writings of F. M. Alexander

Original Writings of F. M. Alexander:
Constructive Conscious Control

edited by Deniel McGowan
Paperback/Published 1997
A lightly edited version of Alexander's second book. Contains an informative introduction by the American philosopher John Dewey.
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